CMA (Complementary Medical Association)
A number of courses are accredited by The CMA which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors, and the public. Upon completion of these courses, you can gain membership to The CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found below.
The following advantages are available to The CMA registered members only:
The prestige of belonging to The CMA
Recognised by the public and doctors alike as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine.
Inclusion on The CMA website
Your details will be included in our online database, enabling people looking for your services to find you more easily. The CMA website gets over 2 million hits each month which is an extraordinary figure and this means that The CMA site receives more visitors than 99.99% of all the websites in the entire world!
The opportunity to contribute to The CMA website
Tell the world about your experiences with complementary or conventional medicine, or any important news that you would like to disseminate widely and rapidly.
The CMA Referrals Scheme
The CMA is the only organisation which runs a referral scheme to help you build your business. CMA registered members are automatically entitled to join The CMA Referral Scheme. Your details will be accessible to every doctor and health care worker in the UK directly on their desk via The CMA website and also via the Discovery Channel website.
We provide you with your own mini-website where you can update your information, add testimonials, a picture or logo, and we can guide you through the setup process.
The photo ID card
Entitling you to money off products e.g. massage couches, nutritional products etc., seminars and courses – this saves you a fortune. It also proves that you are a bona fide CMA member when on client or company visits. At last count, the benefits offered to CMA Members exclusively totalled over £5000.
The opportunity to contribute to the media with articles, TV and radio appearances. We are constantly approached by members of the media for information about complementary medicine and the latest updates – why not get involved?
Low cost insurance
The CMA has developed the ultimate insurance package in conjunction with a first class underwriter. Contact Towergate on 0113 391 9555.
Links to conventional medicine
Recent research in GP Magazine showed that over 70% of doctors would like to be able to refer many of their patients to complementary medical practitioners. The doctor’s magazine “Pulse” has already set up a website link to The CMA site so that doctors can access The CMA Referrals Scheme easily. The General Medical Council regularly refers journalists to us at The CMA as the GMC recognises that The CMA is a responsible, ethical organisation that is the voice of reason within the complementary medical field. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) is the publication of the British Medical Association and they regularly report on articles and press releases produced by The CMA.
As a Member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, we keep you informed about what’s going on in the Government and Europe. What’s more, if you want to have your say why not come along to the House of Lords with us as a guest of The CMA?
With Our Complements
The CMA journal comes out quarterly and keeps you up to date with all the latest developments in complementary and conventional medicine. Filled to the brim with fascinating articles from world-renowned international contributors – it also has job pages to help you find work, articles from your peers and a lighter look at the unique world of complementary medicine. You can supply articles to The CMA so that you can tell your peers in the profession about your work and experiences.
We send you a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with the vast number of activities that The CMA is involved in.
Exhibitions and conferences
The CMA is a major player in the Exhibition scene – we support all the high profile exhibitions and have a wonderful exhibition stand that you can come along to and get involved with – it will help you to promote and grow your business.
We are constantly contacted by exhibition companies and product manufacturers who are looking for top level speakers. If you would like to get involved in speaking on the national and international circuits please let us know so that we can promote you properly.
CMA Approved Suppliers
We have an ongoing process of selecting the very best companies in the complementary medical field and awarding them with our CMA Approved Supplier Award – so that you know which of the many thousands of companies out there are actually offering the most ethical and professional service and have a strong commitment to developing the complementary and natural healthcare industries.
Marketing and business development
The CMA is a huge resource of information for you to take advantage of. We have regular business development seminars and are happy to give our members guidance when faced with business development issues. We are passionate about helping you to become as successful as you can possibly be.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
This is a vital factor when working in the complementary medical field – in order for you to offer your clients the very best service, it is essential that you are kept up to date with all the developments in the field and therefore we require our members to undertake ongoing personal and professional development and we assist you in doing this.
So, what is my investment?
Take a look at our membership forms to see which membership category you come into. You could have all the benefits if CMA membership for less than £2 – 3 per week! (Less than a pound a week for student Members!)
Furthermore, you also have to option of spreading your membership fee payment over the year if you choose to pay by standing order.
Remember – The CMA is a not-for-profit organisation – working for you. It’s up to you to take advantage of all the support this prestigious organisation can give you.
Get the professional recognition your skills deserve by joining now!